The Resilient Art for the Consolidated City

Valerio Morabito
2020 ArcHistoR Architettura Storia Restauro - Architecture History Restoration  
The art of Landscape Architecture helps to consolidate city spaces, both aesthetically and ecologically, contributing to the city's future sustainability. Following the origin of Landscape Architecture along with the processes of exponential city growth characterizing the middle of the last century, a new generation of landscape architects was born during the 60'. Starting from the theories of Ian McHarg, they studied and developed methodologies to redesign new city sustainable models. Among
more » ... le models. Among the various sciences related to the landscape, ecology and resilience were recognized fundamental for the discipline of Landscape Architecture concerning sustainable city processes. The famous essay The ecology as an agent of creativity by James Corner became a turning point; a new poetic design for the urban ecological spaces was created, anticipating the theory of Landscape Urbanism, later better developed. With Corner, the ecological resilience was divided from the mechanistic determinism of McHarg's methodology and grew according to artistic, imaginative, and poetic models. The text proposes to outline the art of resilience for the consolidated city according to three categories of belonging: the resilience of aesthetic art, the resilience of social art, and the resilient ecological art. To better explain these categories, the text uses three typical examples of parks that represent the heritage and most modern features of the city of New York: the Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the High Line. L'arte della resilienza per la città consolidata L'Architettura del Paesaggio è tra le arti della città che ne consolidano i suoi spazi, sia da un punto di vista estetico, sia da un punto di vista ecologico, contribuendo sostanzialmente alla loro futura sostenibilità. Dalla origini dell'Architettura del Paesaggio e nel processo di crescita esponenziale della città iniziato a metà dello scorso secolo, è nata una generazione di architetti del paesaggio che, durante gli anni '60, partendo da Ian McHarg, si sono posti il [...]
doi:10.14633/AHR173 doaj:30e125ba77354cda829113efb63600ff fatcat:7iada6kn7bcg5etqr2h6kcwvwq